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West Atlantic open positions

At West Atlantic, we are always looking for skilled and professional colleagues. Below is a list of open positions waiting for your application. Please read our privacy policy before sending in your application.

Please note: If you are applying for a pilot position with West Atlantic unfortunately we do not have any vacancies at this time.  Due to the high volume of enquiries/applications we may be unable to respond to you.  All previous applications do remain on our file for 6 months and should the situation change you may be contacted.

Open positions

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Line Maintenance Control Engineer

Application deadline:

Position Type:            Permanent Full-Time 

Department:              LMC

Location:                    EMA

Work Pattern:            Shifts including nights

Responsible to:          LMC Manager

Role Summary

 The Line Maintenance Control (LMC) Engineer is responsible for all matters Technical to ensure a reliable on-time departure of aircraft in an operational environment.

The Line Maintenance Controller will be required to coordinate and control Technical Data related to the line operation, which are required to achieve the above.


Within Part M requirements, the LMC is required to provide effective and timely technical advice and support to Operations Control Centre (OCC), Line Engineers and Flight Crews. 

 Liaise with Part M post Holder and/or OCC Manager for guidance/clarification.

Liaise with OCC on all matters technical, ensuring that they have up to date clear information and the necessary understanding of the cause of production delays or AOG situations.

Support and manage information regarding AOG (aircraft on ground) recovery plans and incidents on the ground.

 Manage and oversea the Line Maintenance plan to ensure Operations have clear visibility of Planned maintenance inputs, Line Service Checks, ADD’s and HIL’s (hold item list).

Support and ensure adequate defect planning is carried out on a regular basis to allow control of ADD’s and HIL’s.

Give technical support to Line Engineers performing trouble shooting of defects and repetitive defects.

Ensure that all guidance given is performed in accordance with and according to Part M/145 procedures and TI’s, using the necessary spares/tooling and manpower with reference to the correct AMM information.

 Ensure all activities are carried out safely and good housekeeping standards are met at all times.

Academic/Educational Requirements

  • Valid EASA B1 and/or B2 License or ICOA equivalent
  • Engineering qualification – HND Level or equivalent experience
  • Current HF, FTS Level 2. EWIS

Required Skills/Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years Aviation line and/or base maintenance experience
  • Skills on type (ATP/B737/767/CRJ) or similar
  • Must be Proactive, self-motivated & confident self-starter
  • Effective and positive Team Player
  • Possess confident and effective communication skills (both written & verbal)
  • Ability to make good judgements and decisions based on the needs of the company operation, in a very dynamic, fast changing environment.
  • Proven ability with problem solving and excellent Planning & Organising skills


Salary £58,000

Shift Pay £2500


B2 Engineer - Based in Edinburgh

Application deadline:

Position Type:            Permanent Full-Time             

Department:              P145 West Atlantic    

Location:                    EDI

Responsible to:          P145 Maintenance Manager  

Role Summary

To provide and support effective and efficient engineering at EDI, that meets the operational requirements in a sustainable and safe manner. 

Responsible for ensuring that the relevant line maintenance at EDI is carried out on time, in full, and to the required standards. Line maintenance is categorised as, meet and greet support, daily and weekly inspection, flight log and crew reported defects, out of phase and scheduled maintenance.

Engineers will be rostered on a shift system based on 7 on 7 off shifts, as scheduled by the P145 maintenance manager. The role is predominantly night shift work, but shift times are subject to change as scheduled by the P145 maintenance manager or the Line Station Controller.

Hours are subject to change dependant on operational requirements, and are at full discretion of the company.


Ensure all work is completed IAW company procedures and the relevant maintenance documentation, technical logs and work orders, are completed and returned to technical records.

Ensure tools and equipment are handled and stored correctly.

Responsible for ensuring proper handover procedures are completed iaw the MOE. 

Ensure company premises and vehicles are maintained and good housekeeping standards are achieved at all times. Report any building/facilities defects to the maintenance manager.

Be well informed about valid instructions, regulations and maintenance information. 

Keep current with the approved working schedules, company procedures, requirements and any authorisation ratings held for the work performed. 

Engineers are responsible for ensuring their airside passes, driving permits, and airside vehicle permits are kept valid

Carry out any other such reasonable duties as the company sees fit in accordance with the responsibilities of the position 

Academic/Educational Requirements

Unrestricted UK B1 or B2 license – type rating required on 737CL - NG Approval an Advantage 

Required Skills/Experience

  • Minimum 5 years Aviation Engineering experience
  • Must be Proactive, self-motivated & confident self-starter
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Possess confident and effective communication skills (both written & verbal)
  • Ability to make good judgements based on the needs of the company operation, in a very fluid, fast changing environment.
  • Proven problem solving and Planning & Organizing skills


Basic B1 Salary of £40,000 (B1/B2 combined £44,000), company pension, 21 days paid leave.

  • £8,000 EDI shift allowance.
  • £3,346 B737CL Type rating (unrestricted)
  • £3,346 B737NG (unrestricted)


Milou Frohn


I’ve always loved to fly and to be able to do that for a living and see so much of the world is fantastic. The most important thing is having a great company behind us, always helping me to develop and providing all the support I need.

Lukas Biörnsen

Technical administration

West Atlantic is a great employer and take a real interest in my development and work life balance. The administrative side of the company is a really important part of our operation and I’m glad my role plays an important part in making sure our aircraft deliver on time.

Sandra Hellgren

Airplane Maintenance

I take great pride in my role in keeping our fleet in the air, every minute on the ground is time that we can’t help our customers. Getting our aircraft up and running again safely is what I enjoy the most.

Loading activities at EMA

Photo: Rob Edson, Ground Operations Manager, UK


Inflight to Svalbard

Photo: Jonas Holmberg, First Officer CRJ


First Boeing 737-800 arrives at EMA

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Team spirit in cockpit

Photo: Bertrand Pouderoux, Captain ATP


Safety training

Photo: Alastair Yardy, First Officer 737


Maintenance in Malmö

Photo: Geovanny Mejia, Technician


Celebrating a new contract

Photo: Nigel Hiorns, Managing Director and AM, UK


767 In the Hangar

Photo: Michelle Plunkett, 767 Engineer


On the flight deck

Photo: Elliot Longly, First Officer ATP


737 on ground

Photo: Charles Cleves, VP Sales


Office life

Photo: Aleksandra Rashid, Finance Controller - Maintenance


View from cockpit

Photo: Geovanny Mejia, Technician


New ATP-Pilots

Photo: Maarten & Eddy, First Officers ATP


First Boeing 737-800 water salute

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Photo: Thomas Holm, Captain CRJ


Loading B-767

Photo: Graeme Pryke, Captain 767


Morning view in ATP cockpit

Photo: Carl Klein, First Officer ATP


737-800 Line up in Liege

Photo: Christian Vanguers, Mechanic


737 Approach in Jersey

Photo: Tom Masterman